Summer Begins to Heat UP!

Hey Friends,

Well life has been full of surprise and wonder, both for us, and for our new puppy, Juno! She is full of energy, observes everything (i.e. you can’t get anything past her…) and the novelty and joy in her eyes while learning how to be a touring dog has been amazing to witness!  She’s 35 lbs of love and spunk at 4 months old, and already knows many fun tricks and commands.  She even takes direction from others, which is a must since she is going to be a village dog! 

So our early mornings are now full of exercising the pup, what we call “taking her for a drag” because the first block or so she hunkers down, won’t budge, and tries to escape her harness, while chewing on her leash. This is both frustrating and comical, and as the song goes, “you just have to laugh….or you’ll go crazy.”  We try to get most everything done while she’s napping, and are helping her learn that the kennel is her friend, not her enemy, so we can have a life too.

Juno chewing on her ice ball. Perfect for a teething pup! 

Juno chewing on her ice ball. Perfect for a teething pup! 

So “where did June go?”  Or in our case, “where did Juno go!?”  Ha!  She finally knows her name after a month. Whether or not she chooses to come when called by her name is another story.  She definitely has her own ideas about how things should go, and despite numerous chew toys about, she insists on chewing on us as well!  Ah, puppy love….we look forward to the chance for you to meet her someday soon before she becomes a BIG DOG!

So since June is now behind us, and the 4th of July is soon upon us, we wanted to wish you a fabulous holiday and hope you’re doing something fun with friends and loved ones.  Here’s our Stanley schedule for those of you that may be up in the mountains. We look forward to playing to all the happy folks with the beautiful Sawtooth Mountains in the back drop. We live in an incredibly gorgeous place with wonderful community, and we are so grateful for your continued support of the Arts, and Music, and yes, reading our blogs and newsletters! Here’s what’s coming up.

Wed. July 5th Smiley Creek Lodge “On the Green”  5:00-8:00 pm Free to the public
This wonderful little Mecca is a fine place to bring your low back chairs, and a picnic and enjoy some tunes for your afternoon delight!  They have incredible home-style food, and “real” milkshakes!  And you simply can’t beat the view! Hope to see you there!

Thurs. July 6th The Sluice Alehouse and Eatery (250 Niece, downtown Stanley)  5:00-8:00pm
Always a great time at this local hang out!  Excellent food and libations for all palates!  Please join us for a leisurely afternoon of live music and good fun!

Sunday July 9th Light on the Mountains Spiritual Center  Ketchum, ID. (We perform twice today)
9:30-10:30 am Sunday service: we will be the special musical guests that morning. Please join us!

6:00-8:00pm  is when we’ll be performing music to celebrate their 30 year anniversary, and strong spiritual community!  The BBQ/event starts at 4:30pm at the center and goes till about 9pm. 
If you’d like to catch us here in Boise, here’s a sneak peek at what’s coming up next:
Tues. July 11th The Local 6:00-8:00pm
This fantastic new local business features specialty dishes, and a variety of Northwest brews and wines.  A great place to gather with friends after work or play!  Hope to see you there!
Fri. July 14thThe Sandbar at the Riverside Hotel 6:00-9:00pm with Dominique Tardiff on mandolin
Who doesn’t love this venue? Right on the river, gentle breezes, dog-friendly, food and libations!  Please join us for a night of live music and great fun with the talented and lovely Dominique!  Always a great time at the Sandbar!

Sat. July 15thThe Vine Wine Shop 6:00-9:00pm 1320 S.  Maple Grove in Boise

If you enjoy fine wine and dining in an intimate setting, you’ll love this venue!  Please call for reservations if you’d like dine this evening (208) 949-5561.  This is a great place to bring your partner or your buddies! Look forward to seeing you sometime soon!  And have an excellent summer! Till next time!

All our best,
Mo & Niccole

Juno's first house concert!  She did a wonderful job chilling and taking in the tunes! Good doggie! 

Juno's first house concert!  She did a wonderful job chilling and taking in the tunes! Good doggie!